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First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia Marker
Georgia (Webster County), Preston — 152-3 — First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia
On this Courthouse lawn the first Confederate flag raising in Georgia took place March 31, 1861. Judge David B. Harrell of Webster County, Capt. James Pickett of Red Hill, Dr. Harvis Pickett of Weston, with their companies of soldiers, trained in . . . — Map (db m39423) HM
Georgia (Webster County), Preston — 152-4 — Lannahassee
Lannahassee, near the Indian village by that name on Lannahassee Creek, was the first white settlement (1836) after the Creek Indians left the area to migrate westward. About 1851 the town moved a mile or two away and became McIntosh. When the . . . — Map (db m56632) HM
Georgia (Webster County), Preston — Veterans
This marker honoring veterans from Webster County, serving in all wars — Map (db m58571) HM
Georgia (Webster County), Preston — 152-5 — Walter F. George1878-1957
Walter F. George was born 1.5 miles north in a sharecropper's cabin. George was a teacher near Preston, then a lawyer and judge. From the Georgia Supreme Court he ran for the unexpired term of Senator Thomas E. Watson in 1922. George served 34 years . . . — Map (db m56727) HM
Georgia (Webster County), Preston — 152-2 — Webster County
This county, created by Act of the Legislature December 16, 1853, was originally named Kinchafoonee. It was organized in 1854 at which time Preston was chartered. An Act of February 21, 1856, changed the name to Webster in honor of Daniel Webster, . . . — Map (db m39422) HM

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